I did really well yesterday. I ate couscous with veggies and chicken. I had this brainstorm that because I was making a quick dinner for just me, I would try something I saw on a diet cooking show. I used canned turkey. It wasn't half bad. It was quick and yummy and I was starving so that was a good trick I will use once in a while. I know that canned turkey is higher in sodium but it is a good thing to have around.
I am so glad that I got groceries. I love looking in the fridge and seeing all those fabulous things in there. I love knowing that when Prince Charming or Little Princess ask for something, I don't have to say, "Sorry we are out. I'll add it to the grocery note on the fridge."
Speaking of grocery notes . . . do you have one that you add to throughout the week. I do. It is a magnet notepad stuck to the fridge. It is a lifesaver. Whenever we think of something we just add it to the list. It helps a forgetful Princess like me remember the little things that I may otherwise forget.
For this week's Weight Loss Wedneday, I thought I would share a few Weight Loss Success Stories. they are always so motivating to me.
- Dani says that "The weight loss has inspired me to make other beneficial changes in my life!" Dani didn't feel healthy. She couldn't walk for more than 15 minutes at a time because her knees hurt. She wanted kids, but her doctor said she should get back to a healthy weight before trying to get pregnant. This is the story of how she lost 26 lbs.
- Runningwater says "I am in better shape today than I was when I retired from the Army!" I find that amazing! Runningwater retired from the Army, so he was used to being fit for many years. About 12 years ago, he quit smoking and started gaining weight. His clothes didn't fit and he was out of shape. His yoga practice suffered because he couldn't bend and stretch like he wanted to. Simple outdoor chores like cutting the grass became more difficult, since he sweated so much and had to slow down frequently. Runningwater tired easily, lacked strength, and felt older than he wanted to. This is how he lost 22 lbs.
- Jennifer (Jennibee) says that "My life is awesome now, and it is worth every calorie I counted and every drop of sweat to get to this point." Jennifer says she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired!" She was out of shape, making housework or even walking around the store a major challenge. At 35, she felt much older than she should and unmotivated to do anything. Jennifer was also worried about the health risks associated with carrying so much extra weight. This is how she lost 91 bls!
- Kevin B. says that "I have much more energy and I feel great!" While sitting around the table at a buffet restaurant on their summer vacation, Kevin’s family decided to have a friendly, motivational contest. His parents, two sisters, brothers-in-law and wife agreed that each person would put $100 into a pot. The couple who lost the greatest percentage of their combined weight would get the money, and they had until Thanksgiving of 2004 to complete the challenge. Kevin’s wife told him that if they won, he could spend the money however he wanted! Here is how he lost 42 lbs!
Today I am thankful for . . . .that I have enough money to get the groceries I need to keep myself and my family healthy.
Today I successfully . . . Ate Breakfast before going to get groceries.
Today I will not . . . Use the new extra foods in the house as an excuse to overeat.